Spinning Top pics

December's gig at the Spinning Top in Stockport was possibly the best Distractions Live show of the year. Following a brilliant and amusing acoustic set from The Trend's Mark 'Rev' Revell, The Distractions opened with a slight false start but then followed that with a long, loud and and lovely set chock-full of all the classics.

Perhaps only 'Pillow Fight' (almost the A-side on the Factory single) and 'Sick & Tired' (the superior version is the unreleased rockabilly track on the as-yet unreleased Cargo EP) are missing from their early repertoire of classics.

A couple of old Man City chaps from back in the day actually got up to dance, while a few of the crowd enjoyed the luxury of front row seating.

Old and new fans alike enjoyed the gig, and the famous Tony Davidson of TJM popped in to see the band too. Tony had a few words to say afterwards...

"The Distractions never fail to deliver a brilliant gig. The band were on their A-game: Alex, Joe, Johnny and Chris were really tight musically. As for Mike, it's all been said about his voice, his delivery of his songs, and the interaction with the crowd was great to watch. So pleased I saw them tonight, great entertainment. The crowd loved them!"

T-shirts sporting the 'Time Goes By So Slow' artwork are now available from Alex (look him up on Facebook and message him for details), as are badges showing the Adrian Wright-inspired Parabolic Hulme arch!

T-shirts and badges will be available at the next Distractions Live show, which is a cracker, headlining at the famous Dublin Castle in Camden, London on Saturday 27th January. Get your tickets here for just 6 quid! www.wegottickets.com/event/422662

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